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Chicago Attorney Outlines New Rules on Illinois Employee Reimbursements

1.7.19

Employers in Illinois should check their expense reimbursement policies following the passing of new amendments to a state act requiring them to pay “reasonable” expenses to employees. In an interview with Cook County Record, Michael Furlong explains: “similar laws have been passed in other states, though Illinois is slightly different from some in that there is some ‘wiggle room’ for employers. The state’s law allows employers to set reimbursement policies that do not cover 100 percent of the expenditure and is above the ‘de minimis’ rule.” He recommends that employers carry out reviews and make sure they are in compliance because the provisions of the new law are likely to be the subject of legal actions.

To read the full article, visit Cook County Record.

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